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Why is my MacBook 13" battery not charging?

My battery will not charge in my MacBook (black) 13". My battery was tested and it works and charges in other identical MacBook 13" computers. TEKSERV in NYC diagnosed the problem and said they thought it was the DC In Board.

I recently received a DC iN replacement board from iFixit and installed into my MacBook 13"

Unfortunately, my battery is still not charging.

Could the DC IN replacemnt board that iFixit sent me, be defective?

What about the battery connector? could that be the problem?

What other advice might you have to remedy this problem?

Many thanks.

Neil

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Any liquid spilled on this MacBook ?

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Thanks Marcus. I'll check the battey connector and specifically the end that connects to the logic board tomorrow.

That said, what might I be looking for? What might be something that looks "odd"?

Also, given that I have already replaced the DC IN Board, what would you say the likelhood might be that the battery connector is the issue?

I really appreciate your help.

Thanks,

Neil

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Remove the battery and give us the exact model you have and we can better direct you to the correct teardown tutorial.

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I'd just replace the battery connector. It's often the problem, and it's a cheap part, so if it ends up not being the issue, you would not be out much. DC-ins are very rarely at fault in A1181 MacBooks, so I'd be curious how exactly the shop you went to came to the determination that that was the problem.

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hi neil,

yes - the battery connector could be the problem - but to be honest - in all cases i've had - the cause was a fluid damage at the connector

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No liquid had been spilled on this MacBook.

I tried testing each prong of the battery connector and received variable voltage readings. Could this mean that the battery is not getting the proper power from th AC power adpater when plugged in?

Thanks for your feedback.

Neil

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Marcus,

what next steps do you suggest I take to try to remedy this problem.

Thanks,

Neil

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hi neil, i would open the MacBook and check the battery connector visually - i mean not the part that's directly plugged to the battery. i mean the side thats connected to the logicboard. unplug it an see if there is anything white/black or simply odd looking

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Probably one or more of the battery charging board 20 pins don't make contact in the logic board socket. It often happens after a liquid spill in this area and it caused by corrosion or a by a short.

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Lemerise,

Thanks for the reply. To the best of my knowledge, there was no liquid spill. I removed the battery connector and inspected it. I did not see anything unusual when I examined the battery connector though I'm not sure what "something unusual" would look like.

What next steps would you suggest?

Thanks,

Nei

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